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Jun
1
Fri
Teach Earth Training Weekends @ Earthwatch
Jun 1 – Jun 3 all-day
Teach Earth Training Weekends @ Earthwatch | England | United Kingdom

Calling all education professionals, are you wanting to take learning outside the classroom and connect your students to nature?

If yes, sign up to Teach Earth 2018. Attend a two day immersive weekend in Oxfordshire or mid-Wales this Spring/Summer 2018 exploring outdoor learning, citizen science and the Sustainable Development Goals and learn how to link these into the national curriculum. Places are available now for £50 per person including accommodation, food, materials and training. Check out our webpage for more details: http://eu.earthwatch.org/education/teach-earth

Jun
3
Sun
Nature Conservation Day @ Matthew Arnold Field
Jun 3 all-day
Nature Conservation Day @ Matthew Arnold Field |  |  |

Another day’s work on Boars Hill. This time on the southern side of the hill in a wood just below Mathew Arnold Field on a site owned by the Oxford Preservation Trust – we’ll be building revetments.

We’ll provide all the tools and training and no previous experience is needed. Just remember to bring a packed lunch and wear old clothes and stout footwear.

Under-18s are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You don’t have to tell us that you’re coming – either meet us at one of the minibus pickup points in Oxford:

1) Outside the Lamb and Flag Pub on St. Giles at 9.20am

2) Outside Tesco on Cowley Road at 9.30am

or meet us at the task site itself if you prefer. We’re normally back in Oxford before 5pm.

Jun
10
Sun
Nature Conservation Day @ Trap Grounds
Jun 10 all-day
Nature Conservation Day @ Trap Grounds |  |  |

We’ll be working with the Friends of the Trap Grounds repairing of the recently vandalised bird hide and other things.

We’ll provide all the tools and training and no previous experience is needed. Just remember to bring a packed lunch and wear old clothes and stout footwear.

Under-18s are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You don’t have to tell us that you’re coming – either meet us at one of the minibus pickup points in Oxford:

1) Outside the Lamb and Flag Pub on St. Giles at 9.20am

2) Outside Tesco on Cowley Road at 9.30am

or meet us at the task site itself if you prefer. We’re normally back in Oxford before 5pm.

Jun
16
Sat
Wind over Westmill 10th anniversary @ Westmill Wind Farm
Jun 16 @ 12:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wind over Westmill 10th anniversary @ Westmill Wind Farm | Watchfield | England | United Kingdom

A fun day suitable for all ages to celebrate 10 years of wind energy production at Westmill. Entry free. Site tours (see inside a wind turbine), live music, hands on craft making and various activities, giant kite display, refreshments, bar and much more. Cover available in case of bad weather.
Use your own sustainable energy to cycle to the event; medals awarded.

Jun
17
Sun
Nature Conservation Day @ Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve
Jun 17 all-day
Nature Conservation Day @ Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve |  |  |

Our monthly return visit to this important National Nature Reserve in the Chilterns.

We’ll provide all the tools and training and no previous experience is needed. Just remember to bring a packed lunch and wear old clothes and stout footwear.

Under-18s are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You don’t have to tell us that you’re coming – either meet us at one of the minibus pickup points in Oxford:

1) Outside the Lamb and Flag Pub on St. Giles at 9.20am

2) Outside Tesco on Cowley Road at 9.30am

or meet us at the task site itself if you prefer. We’re normally back in Oxford before 5pm.

Jun
23
Sat
Moth Morning @ Farmoor Reservoir
Jun 23 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Moth Morning @ Farmoor Reservoir  | Cumnor | England | United Kingdom

Come along to our moth morning identification and see what species are found at Farmoor and by the river Thames. No experience necessary, Tea/Coffee and good company provided!!

Jul
8
Sun
Nature Conservation Day at the Lye Valley @ Lye Valley
Jul 8 all-day
Nature Conservation Day at the Lye Valley @ Lye Valley | England | United Kingdom

We’ll be working on, and possibly in, the North Fen. If there’s been rain, you’ll need wellies (we have some to lend). We’ll be cutting and raking the reeds in this fantastic SSSI in the heart of Oxford.

We’ll provide all the tools and training and no previous experience is needed. Just remember to bring a packed lunch and wear old clothes and stout footwear.

Under-18s are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You don’t have to tell us that you’re coming – either meet us at one of the minibus pickup points in Oxford:

1) Outside the Lamb and Flag Pub on St. Giles at 9.20am
2) Outside Tesco on Cowley Road at 9.30am

or meet us at the task site itself if you prefer (you’ll see us if you walk along the Lye Valley board walk).

Jul
13
Fri
Teach Earth Training Weekends @ Earthwatch
Jul 13 – Jul 15 all-day
Teach Earth Training Weekends @ Earthwatch | Wales | United Kingdom

Calling all education professionals, are you wanting to take learning outside the classroom and connect your students to nature?

If yes, sign up to Teach Earth 2018. Attend a two day immersive weekend in Oxfordshire or mid-Wales this Spring/Summer 2018 exploring outdoor learning, citizen science and the Sustainable Development Goals and learn how to link these into the national curriculum. Places are available now for £50 per person including accommodation, food, materials and training. Check out our webpage for more details: http://eu.earthwatch.org/education/teach-earth

Jul
15
Sun
Nature Conservation day at Burgess Field @ Burgess Field
Jul 15 all-day
Nature Conservation day at Burgess Field @ Burgess Field | England | United Kingdom

Burgess Field Nature Park is another Oxford nature reserve that used to be a city landfill site. It’s a large site of 8.5 hectares and, like Aston’s Eyot and the Trap Grounds, it lies close to the river Thames, to be precise, between the main railway line and Port Meadow. The land is owned by the City Council, and we’ll be working with a newly formed local group that want to take a hand in its upkeep. To begin with we’ll dismantle as much as we can of a redundant post and wire fence that stretches the entire length of the eastern side of the site. We’ll be pulling staples, rolling barbed wire, and knocking out posts. Given its location the site has huge conservation and recreational potential and today is likely to be the first in a series of regular tasks that will involve meadow mowing, hedge-laying, and scrub control.

We’ll provide all the tools and training and no previous experience is needed. Just remember to bring a packed lunch and wear old clothes and stout footwear.

Under-18s are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You don’t have to tell us that you’re coming – either meet us at one of the minibus pickup points in Oxford:

1) Outside the Lamb and Flag Pub on St. Giles at 9.20am
2) Outside Tesco on Cowley Road at 9.30am
or meet us at the task site itself if you prefer (check the weekly email to find out exactly where we’ll be).

Jul
22
Sun
Nature Conservation Day at Aston Rowant @ Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve
Jul 22 all-day
Nature Conservation Day at Aston Rowant @ Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve | Stokenchurch | England | United Kingdom

Our regular monthly visit to Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve in the Chilterns. The site is managed by Natural England and, as usual, we’ll be working under the guidance of one of the site wardens. Summer time work at Aston Rowant could be fencing, path work, or looking after the sheep. As usual, the details of the planned work will be announced on the mailing list in the week preceding the task. So if you’re not already on our mailing list, then now is the time to join it (https://www.ocv.org.uk/list.php).

We’ll provide all the tools and training and no previous experience is needed. Just remember to bring a packed lunch and wear old clothes and stout footwear.

Under-18s are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You don’t have to tell us that you’re coming – either meet us at one of the minibus pickup points in Oxford:

1) Outside the Lamb and Flag Pub on St. Giles at 9.20am
2) Outside Tesco on Cowley Road at 9.30am
or meet us at the task site itself if you prefer (check the weekly email to find out exactly where we’ll be). We’re normally back in Oxford before 5pm.